Academic difficulty can arise from many sources. It is important to identify and treat the source of those difficulties as early as possible. Early identification leads to distinct outcome advantages.
Below are some of the most common sources of difficulties in academic performance.
Learning disabilities (LDs) are disorders that affect a child’s ability to understand or use language, do math, coordinate movements, or direct attention. About 1 in 10 public-school students have learning disabilities. Many schools offer academic accommodations to help children with LDs thrive. MARS Memory-Health Network has the expertise to diagnose and help treat your child’s LD.
Some students struggle in school or demonstrate behavioral problems because the standard curriculum is not sufficiently challenging to keep them engaged. Identifying your child’s academic talents will help them reach their full potential in school. Formal testing provides an objective and systematic approach for identifying gifted and talented children. At MARS Memory-Health Network, we have clinicians who can help identify your child’s strengths.
Anxiety and Depression
Anxiety and depression are the most common mental health problems in childhood and adolescence. They not only undermine well-being, but they also interfere with schooling and socialization. It is important to diagnose and treat these and other mental health issues early. MARS Memory-Health Network can help.
Intellectual disabilities (IDs) are sometimes misdiagnosed as Learning Disabilities or attention disorders. IDs are different, and they can result in functional limitations in daily life. Special accommodations are often available for children with IDs. MARS Memory-Health Network has the expertise to diagnose and help treat your child’s IDs.
Early diagnosis and appropriate services for children and their families will lead to increased success and happiness. Call MARS Memory-Health Network for an evaluation.